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Gemke is flying high. How high can he go? (Photo: Badminton Photo)
He's a man on a mission
Date: 10/30/2018 1:27 AM
Published by : Alan Raftery
Formerly known as the Bitburger Open, the SaarLorLux Open will take place in Saarbrucken, Germany this week. As of 2018, this event has been selected to have BWF Tour Super 100 status.
 
In the Men’s Singles, we will be treated with the excitement and aura that comes with Lin Dan. Who after a short campaign in both Denmark and France, the number one seed will be keen to leave Europe with a good performance. 

However, the reigning champion and a man who is terrific form, Rasmus Gemke of Denmark may be the favourite to get the top spot once more. The 2nd seed had a brilliant run last week in Paris, reaching the semi-finals, defeating a few big names including 4th seed Chou Tien Chen and compatriate Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.
 
Bulgarians in brilliant form
Keeping in line with European players who are mixing it up at the highest level. First seeds in the Women’s Doubles, Gabriela and Stefani Stoeva of Bulgaria will not get much time before they are on court once again, after sensationally featuring in Sunday’s final in Paris. The current European champions had an excellent week, defeating the likes of the Olympic champions Matsutomo and Takahashi of Japan and their way to fight for the title. And their run doesn’t look like stopping in Germany.  

Seedings:

Men’s Singles
1 – Lin Dan (CHN)
2 – Rasmus Gemke (DEN)
3 – Mark Caljouw (NED)
4 – Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)
5 – Rajiv Ouseph (ENG)
6 – Lucas Corvee (FRA)
7 – Toby Penty (ENG)
8 – Kashyap Parupalli (IND)

Women’s Singles
1 – Gao Fangjie (CHN)
2 – Gregoria Tunjung (INA)
3 – Cai Yanyan (CHN)
4 – Chen Xiaoxin (CHN)
5 – Line Kjaersfeldt (DEN)
6 – Beatriz Corrales (SPA)
7 – Fitriani Fitriani (INA)
8 – Linda Zetchiri (BUL)

Men’s Doubles
1 – Aaron Chia & Soh Wooi Yik (MAS)
2 – Jelle Maas & Robin Tabeling (NED)
3 – Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge (ENG)
4 – Mark Lamsfuss & Marvin Seidel (GER)

Women’s Doubles
1 – Gabriela Stoeva & Stefani Stoeva (BUL)
2 – Delphine Delrue & Lea Palermo (FRA)
3 – Johanna Goliszewski & Lara Kaepplein (GER)
4 – Anastasia Chervyakova & Olga Morozova (RUS)

Mixed Doubles
1 – Marcus Ellis & Lauren Smith (ENG)
2 – Mark Lamsfuss & Isabel Herttrich (GER)
3 – Jacco Arends & Selena Piek (NED)
4 – Marvin Seidel & Linda Efler (GER)
5 – Lu Kai & Chen Lu (CHN)
6 – Robin Tabeling & Cheryl Seinen (NED)
7 – Sam Magee & Chloe Magee (IRE)
8 – Ren Xiangyu & Zhou Chaomin (CHN)

For the full draw and fixtures, click here.

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